Tuesday, January 31, 2023

CNTC appeals GoI to deliver solution before polls

Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) has once again appealed to the Government of India to deliver a solution to the Naga issue as promised before the State assembly election.
With the Winter Session of the Parliament scheduled to be held from December 7, the council was hopeful that the Naga political issue would be taken up during the winter session and will bring a fruitful conclusion, which indeed is a long-cherished dream of all Nagas.
Further, CNTC has blamed the leadership of the present government for failing to deliver equitable distribution and governance and to address the grievances of the ENPO areas.
In a statement through its media cell, CNTC also held the “elected house including the MLAs of the ENPO areas responsible for the present embarrassing stalemate.”
The council was of the opinion that the government should take the legislators of Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO) areas into close confidence and bring out policy and programme to provide a clear road map and system of efficient governance.
Further, CNTC also expressed concern and regret on the decision of the ENPO to abstain from taking part in the ongoing Hornbill Festival, which is considered as an international event where unity of different tribes of the state is displayed.
CNTC, however, lamented that it has portrayed a different story.
It reminded the state government to do its duty and deliver by taking up genuine needs of the people rather than organizing festivals of festivals and becoming as Event Management Group.
“But for obvious reasons the state government as the guardian of the state has left the demand of the ENPO in cold storage,” it said.
While urging the government to address the issue before it got out of hand, the CNTC demanded that the government to explain the reason for ENPO’s demand for a separate statehood and why it had not addressed the issue.
It may be recalled that the CNTC in September this year had also demanded imposition of President’s Rule in Nagaland to facilitate early solution to the Naga political issue.

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